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Case #758 Atopic Dermatitis Education- Eliminate factors that induce flares and or exacerbate symptoms. Clothing should be soft next to the skin. Cotton is comfortable and can be layered in the winter. Wool products should be avoided. Clothes should be washed in a mild detergent without bleach or fabric softener. Cool temperatures, particularly at night, are helpful because sweating causes irritation and itch. A humidifier (cool mist) prevents excess drying and should be used in both winter, when the heating dries the atmosphere, and in the summer, when air conditioning absorbs the moisture from the air. Avoid cigarette smoke Allergens such as pet dander, pollen or dust are common triggers. Diet Avoid food that are known to cause allergic reactions such as peanuts, eggs, seafood, milk, soy, and chocolate. Apply petroleum jelly around the mouth as a barrier to prevent irritation from citrus fruits, tomatoes, foods containing vinegar and other food irritants.
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